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Georgia Teacher Asks Middle School Students To Create a ‘Nazi Mascot’, It Goes About As Well As You’d Expect

I think everyone who went to school had at least one teacher they didn’t get along with. Just because the job that teachers do is important doesn’t make them all saints, and plenty of them are assholes. One such teacher clearly works at Shiloh Middle School in Snellville, Georgia, because an unidentified teacher there asked children to create a colorful Nazi mascot, like if Mr. Met really hated the Jews. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had a copy of the assignment.

“The year is 1935 and you have been tasked with creating a mascot to represent the Nazi party at its political rallies,” the assignment read. “Think about all of the information you have learned about Hitler and the Nazi party. You will create a COLORFUL illustration of the mascot. Give the mascot a NAME. You will also write an explanation as to why the mascot was chosen to represent the Nazi party.”

Now, I’m not a child psychologist, but I can’t figure out the upside of a school assignment that starts with “Pretend you’re Joseph Goebbels”. I mean, sure, you get a nice Hugo Boss suit, but other than that, it’s just a bad idea.

Local television station WSB-TV talked to parents about the assignment.

Toyka Waller said she was shocked when she found out about her daughter’s assignment.

“When she came home and told me about it, I thought she was playing,” she said.

Most middle school kids aren’t dumb enough to joke about their teacher giving them a homework assignment to create Nazi propaganda. And like, what happens to the kid who makes a mascot that makes the Nazis look foolish? Does that child get low marks for doing a bad job of making Nazi propaganda?

WSB-TV also talked to the president of the local chapter of the NAACP, Richard Rose.

The president of the NAACP Atlanta chapter said he couldn’t make sense of the assignment.

“When you think about a mascot for something, you think it’s a good thing — mascot for your college, mascot for your high school. This is nothing to celebrate,” he said.

I mean, he’s not wrong. I really think that this teacher could have given almost any other assignment and it would have been better than “make a bit of Nazi propaganda.” I guess we should just be glad she wasn’t having sex with any of her students. That we know of. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if some weird She-Wolf of the SS thing was going on that class.

  • BigJimSlade

    I’m 50. Never seen a “nazi” in my life, nor ever used the term.
    If I live until I’m 85, that means I should have been born @ 35 earlier to be dead by now.
    I miss my dad but I do take comfort knowing a lot of my relatives aren’t alive right now.

    This whole “nazi” thing is weird.
    Seems like the far left is really, really, really obsessing on the idea of “nazis.”

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